Zack Snyder Chooses Amy Adams to Play Lois Lane in Superman

Amy Adams is right there on the cusp of being an A-list actress in Hollywood. Her big breakout was to have been Catch Me If You Can back in 2004. That breakout would have to be postponed for a few years until the release of Junebug where she received her first Academy Award nomination. Two more Oscar nominations and a hit film with Enchanted it’s hard to overlook the 36-year-old actress.

And it looks like she’ll be in her biggest studio film to date thanks to director Zack Snyder. While doing a press tour for Sucker Punch in Paris, the director phoned Adams to let her know that she’ll be Lois Lane in Warner Bros. upcoming Superman: Man of Steel, which will be produced by Christopher Nolan. In an interview to the Los Angeles Times blog Snyder admitted that she was the clear choice to play the character.

“There was a big, giant search for Lois,” Snyder said. “For us it was a big thing and obviously a really important role. We did a lot of auditioning but we had this meeting with Amy Adams and after that I just felt she was perfect for it.”

While I must admit that Snyder’s latest film was a bit of a mess – where style totally outweighed substance – the way he talks about the Superman character I can understand why Christopher Nolan selected Snyder.

“It goes back to what I’ve said about Superman and making him really understandable for today. What’s important to us is making him relevant and real and making him empathetic to today’s audience so that we understand the decisions he makes. That applies to Lois as well. She has to be in the same universe as him [in tone and substance].”

Snyder gets it.

With the casting of Amy Adams as Lois Lane, she goes from co-starring with Batman’s Christian Bale in The Fighter to star opposite Superman. Later this year, she will be seen in both On the Road (an adaptation of the famed Jack Kerouac novel) and in Disney’s new Muppets film.

The announcement of Amy Adams casting comes a week after it was confirmed that Kevin Costner will play Superman’s adoptive earthbound dad, Jonathan Kent. Diane Lane will play his wife, and Henry Cavill will play the Man of Steel and Clark Kent.

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Source: Los Angeles Times